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Poster: diablosandwich Date: Nov 13, 2010 6:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The most listened to show.

What show do you have in your collection that is THE one. The one you have listened to more than all the others? Mine is 2-13-70 hands down.

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Nov 14, 2010 7:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The most listened to show.

wow. tough one.

probably 9/21/72.

maybe 11/11/73.

possibly 10/31/71.

small chance it's 1/22/78.

outside shot it's 11/30/80.

but then there's the Mountains > Dark Star from 2/27/69.

I have no idea.

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Nov 14, 2010 9:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The most listened to show.

I would imagine my most played shows are 5/2/70. 6/24/70, 11/8/70 and 2/28/69. I can't narrow it to any one single show.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 16, 2010 7:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The most listened to show.

Amazingly it's NOT 10/29/77 for me (maybe b/c I just know every note too well by now), but Ventura 8/27/72

...quite possibly the most pristine and perfectly-played Grateful Dead show of all time.

I never get tired of listening to the PITB, and that's just one of the many gems from this show.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 13, 2010 7:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The most listened to show.

Mine is a threeway tie: for "all the way thru" it's 6-14-68 & 9-19-70 (of what exists, I admit, it's a portion); for portions, it's 12-29-68.

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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: Nov 14, 2010 7:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The most listened to show.

12/31/72

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Nov 13, 2010 7:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The most listened to show.

I would say that I've given 09-19-70, 04-29-71, 08-27-72, 09-27-72, 05-19-74, 06-18-74, 05-08-77, 09-03-77, 12-31-78. 10-10-80, 05-06-1981, 10-10-1982, 06-30-1985 all so much play through the years, I really can't pick one...i used to play 03-01-69 all the time, but I haven't listened to it in about 5 years, ever since it went commercial, I haven't listened to it, not up here on the archive...anyone know where I can find a good copy of this one?

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Nov 14, 2010 7:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The most listened to show.

I like the HS matrix 8-4-74 (except the part where Bobby blows the lyrics to Jack Straw)quite a lot. Lucky to get it before the powers that be pulled the plug. The Seastones I could do without.

According to my iTunes play count, I have played the H>S>F from 4-1-84 the most of any portion of a show (not counting what I've played on my iPod).

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Nov 13, 2010 7:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The most listened to show.

1974

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Poster: diablosandwich Date: Nov 13, 2010 8:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The most listened to show.

Strat, I have a copy of 3-1-69. Lossless and mp3. I would be happy to send you a copy.

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Poster: truckin52073 Date: Nov 14, 2010 3:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The most listened to show.

This is a tough one as there are so many shows that are great for different reasons. However here recently I think I discovered the one. 11/23/73 El Paso, TX. I honestly believe that this could be the most underrated show of the year, also there are so many great shows just in November of '73. But, for my tastes this has to be the one. There are a few reasons that it gets over looked. When I was first introduced to it, it wasn't listed in the Taping Compendium and Deadbase only had a partial listing. So for those reasons I think it gets over looked that and there are a few cuts. But, overall it is a solid performance and has an amazing China>Rider. The meat of the show is He's Gone>Truckin>Other One that goes into some deep space (I really hate using the term space for most things before '78) But, the "space" elicits giggles out of me I guess just because it's so out there. Not only is the playing very tight and loose at the same time, but the vocal harmonies really stand out for me. Even Donna sounds good. So...for my tastes and where it takes me this show is just exactly perfect and find myself giving it a lot off attention recently

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-11-23.sbd.orf.clevenger.6702.sbeok.shnf

If there is anyone who could help me out with a lossless copy I would appreciate it. Thanks

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 14, 2010 2:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The most listened to show.

1/20/68

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Poster: reviewr Date: Nov 13, 2010 9:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The most listened to show.

This does not answer the question, but I just discovered 1-22-68 the other day. It is really hot. Best of '68? I'm sure I'll hear it a lot in years to come.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 13, 2010 6:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The most listened to show.

4/29/71 w/NRPS and/or Jerry Garcia 4/10/82 early and late

non-Dead Yorma Kaukonen and Barry Mitterhoff 4/12/03

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 15, 2010 9:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The most listened to show.

I second 4-29-71 especially the last part. Listen to it quite a but. Can't get enough at how perfect it all sounds. 5-19-74 a lot especially the China?Rider. 9-28-75 is a big favorite too.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Nov 14, 2010 8:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The most listened to show.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd_nrps70-06-24.aud.pcrp5.23062.sbeok.flacf

From the review of Ken & Judy Lee ,

Lightning in a bottle.
My Alltime favorite Dead show.

This set still makes me laugh and cry at the same time. We were almost scared at it's power once we listened to what we had captured.
I've played this night to University Professors and watched the tears roll down their cheeks at the power and majesty of the Dead at their peak.

Jerry played EVERY set, ALL night long, laughing through the whole thing, was there ever such a man such a this?

Some personal reminiscences:

At the end of "I Don't Know You", song 22, second NRPS set,someone, Marmaduke? breaks a string, complaining about having just put them on tonight.
A fan leaning over the balcony(and my tape deck) drops his hat and starts trying to get it back.
I was startled to hear my own voice step in to get that hat back and to get the area quiet again for the rest of the show.

"Hey! Some dude dropped his hat,who found it?

"Throw it up!"

Yep, that's me using my hoarse "command tone" voice to get 'er done. My kids know that tone of voice.

Ah, the explosion at the start of Me And My Uncle, which for the night, we called "Westchester Cowboy" at 1:10 (nice one Bob), was from Boots, a guy who wandered in that night, small dude with a denim jacket that said "BOOTS PYROTECHNIC SERVICES" on the back and proceeded to take the whole theater to the far reaches of the universe with exquisidly placed fireballs.

Again, during dark star listen, you can hear the audience gasp as a giant fireball rolls off his fingers to explode Dead center in the theater.

Good times, indeed.

MAGIK!

"Shall we go, you and I while we can" at 7:14 another soft explosion and the audience can be heard laughing with delight and disbelief.
Now, to be sure, there was also a strong chemical presence at these shows. It was the times, almost mandatory. It was all good.

At 8:42 Phils drops some bombs, listen for them, you need good equipment to reproduce them, and you can hear someone saying "Oh My God!"

During the second of three Dark Stars at 5:54 another big ball of fire.

At 2:58 At the end of the third Dark Star, as we can hear St. Steven coming through the mix,
Some ecstatic fan can be heard having my face stolen:

"YEAH, YEAH, OH NO!"

At 3:54 while they sing "One man gathers what another man spills" a perfectly timed
huge fireball starts the drummers off precisely.

And we just kept rolling, the whole show, we were plugged into the mains and batteries were not an issue, every note is here, acoustic Dead, Two sets of New Riders, and then the Electric set. Judy had the keys to the attache case and was there faithfully to flip the tapes and keep the peace. Hitting the switch to light the power indicator now and again to make sure the power was still flowing to the deck. Batteries were in place, just in case of a power interruption, but I prefer 120 volts A.C.

At the end of the night, we both actually got paid for our participation and then home we went in my silver 1964 Mustang, listening to the fresh masters through the stereo or the headphone jacks I had installed around the inside of the car, driving into the dawn and home laughing at having caught lightning in a bottle.

Ken and Judy Lee

ps - We are lucky to have this.